KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested Shyam Lama ‘Gumbe,’ the mastermind in the killing of Sarad Kumar Gauchan (President of Federation of Contractors’ Association of Nepal). Lama is also accused for his involvement in the killing of Durga Tiwari (Chairman of the CPN-UML-aligned Youth Association Nepal's Rupandehi chapter).
Lama was arrested from his rented house at Champanagar of Bharatpur-13, Chitwan on Monday.
Puskar Karki, DIG and chief of the CIB said that Gumbe was the one who had fired shots on Shrestha. Lama was also accused in the killing of Tiwari. “The arrest proves that the CIB doesn’t let go of a criminal,” Karki said.
The District Police Office, Chitwan had arrested Lama on Monday evening and handed him over to the CIB at night itself. “Chitwan is at the center and it is easy to go any direction. As a result, many criminals rush to the district,” Dipak Thapa, SP and chief at District Police Office, Chitwan said.
Earlier, the police had already nabbed the mastermind, Samir Man Singh Basnet along with others. Gauchan was shot dead on October 8, 2017 at Anamnagar, Kathmandu when he was on his way to office.